It was founded in 1976 with its first plant in Peramba, a quaint little town
in the Thrissur district of Kerala. From then on it steadily wheeled its way
to become the 17th biggest tyre manufacturer in the world with an annual
revenue of USD 2.5 billion. The story of Apollo Tyres that first experimented
with selling tyres for two wheelers in 1994 is reflective of the progress that
Indian businesses have made since India's liberalisation.